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  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes
    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5

    Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5
    The City Council on Tuesday voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion budget plan, which will boost a host of taxes, fines and fees for 2014 but leaves the politically toxic property, sales and gas taxes at current levels. It was the third...
  • U.S. to begin regulating largest student-loan servicing firms

    U.S. to begin regulating largest student-loan servicing firms
    Students who get the runaround from companies handling their college loans soon may get help from the federal government. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it will begin regulating the nation's largest student-loan servicing firms, which...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate 4.46%; highest since September

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate 4.46%; highest since September
    Good news for the economy translated into bad news this week for mortgage borrowers, who were being offered an interest rate of 4.46% for the typical 30-year fixed loan, the highest level since mid-September, according to Freddie Mac. The rate, released...
  • L.A. sues Wells Fargo and Citigroup, alleging predatory lending

    L.A. sues Wells Fargo and Citigroup, alleging predatory lending
    The city of Los Angeles accused banking giants Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. of a “continuous pattern and practice” of mortgage discrimination that led to a wave of foreclosures, reduced property tax revenue and increased costs for city...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year fixed at 4.42%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year fixed at 4.42%
    Fixed mortgage rates edged lower this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.42%, down from 4.46% a week earlier. The average offering rate for the 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.43%, down...
  • For the record

    Culinary tour: In the April 20 Travel section, an article on a culinary tour of the Big Island of Hawaii identified the ice cream brand sold at Discovery Antiques as Lappert's Hawaii. It is Tropical Dreams, and the flavors are mango, macadamia nut,...
  • Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

    Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
    WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...
  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers
    Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late. At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she...